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A tree commemorates Second Lieutenant Hugo Throssell of the 10th Light Horse Regiment who won the Victoria Cross for gallantry at the Kaiakij Aghala (Hill 60) at Gallipoli in 1915 during World War One.

Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell VC (1884 – 1933) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

"On 29–30 August 1915 at Kaiakij Aghala (Hill 60), Gallipoli, Turkey, Second Lieutenant Throssell, although severely wounded in several places, refused to leave his post during a counter-attack or to obtain medical assistance until all danger was passed, when he had his wounds dressed and returned to the firing line until ordered out of action by the Medical Officer. By his personal courage and example he kept up the spirits of his party and was largely instrumental in saving the situation at a critical period."


Address:Fraser Avenue, near 10th Light Horse Memorial, Kings Park, 6005


Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:29-August-1915
Actual Event End Date:30-August-1915


Front Inscription

In honour of Lt. Hugo V H Throssell

Victoria Cross

10 Light Horse Regt.

Awarded for gallantry

Hill 60 Gallipoli 1915

Dedicated by members of 10 L H

Source: MA
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